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Help Team Nottingham Secure Important Community Funding

24 November 2014

Notts County’s Football in the Community programme are calling on the club’s fans to help the city secure £50,000 of lottery funding.

A Nottingham project aiming to tackle childhood obesity and inactivity has been shortlisted for £50,000 of Big Lottery funding.

A public vote orchestrated by ITV’s People’s Millions on Monday 24 November will determine the success of the bid made by a partnership of Nottingham’s six professional sports clubs and their charitable arms.

Team Nottingham is an innovative partnership of charities linked to the city’s six élite sports clubs and 1 university who will work together to tackle the dangerous rise in childhood obesity and inactivity across Nottingham. 

Partnering up are Notts County FC Football in the Community (FITC), Nottingham Forest in the Community, Trent Bridge Community Trust, Nottingham Rugby, National Ice Centre, Beeston Hockey Club and Leeds Beckett University.

To learn more about the project and the work that Notts County’s Football in the Community do, visit their website.

Tim Hatton, Senior Manager at FITC believes the project is of great importance to the future of Nottingham’s children, saying: “This project will not be a success without the community’s help.  We’ve worked in partnership with local childhood obesity experts and professional clubs to design this effective, targeted project.  

“Team Nottingham want people to pick up the phone and vote for us on Monday 24th November.  We want to use sport to give children a chance and have the best start so they can lead normal lives.  We want to make them fitter and less overweight which will impact on their lives at home and at school, making them happier children.”

The telephone number to call will be released at 9am on Monday 24th November and votes can be cast until midnight.

How you can help to promote the vote:

If you’re on Social Media then either like Team Nottingham on facebook.com/TeamNottingham or follow @TeamNottm on twitter.

Help us to promote the vote by sharing our tweets and messages.

Advertise our facebook and twitter account for us by asking all your friends to follow us.

If you’re on twitter use the hashtag #VoteTeamNottm and copy in @TeamNottm

You can download a poster to stick in your shop window, promote at your school or within you workplace by visiting our People’s Millions page here from the resources section. You could also use it as your facebook and twitter profile picture/cover photo.

Also show you support by visting the People’s Millions page and registering your support and leaving a message to show people you support the campaign and project.

On Monday 24th November make sure you vote! You can vote up to 10 times from one number. You can find the number on Monday by either visiting the People’s Millions Website,  Team Nottingham’s  facebook or twitter pages and by re-visting this website.

Let’s all win this vote for Nottingham.

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